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Inspection Robots Market By Type (Autonomous, Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs)), By End-Use Industry (Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals, Utilities, Food And Beverages, Automotive) - Growth, Future Prospects & Competitive Analysis, 2018 – 2026

Published: May 2018 | Report Code: 59162-05-18

Improving Operational Efficiency Remains Prominent Factors for Inspection Robots Market Growth

Inspection robots market was valued at US$ 1,679.5 Mn in 2017 and expected to grow at a CAGR of 17.3% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2026. The fact that robotic inspection has proved to be significantly advantageous over current methods of inspection has led to its increasing adoption across various applications. The ability to operate in harsh, hazardous & dirty environment and to assist human inspectors 24/7 supports the aforementioned statement. For instance, inspection robots are finding wide application in the petrochemical industry for the purpose of inspection of assets. The huge potential of robotics in the petrochemical industry has benefited inspection robots to become an integral part of inspection and maintenance strategies.

Increasing focus towards generating positive cash flow in the long run is one of the most prominent factors complimenting the demand growth for inspection robots. Robotic implementation enable businesses to achieve better return on investment as they greatly minimize labor costs and at the same time helps to achieve higher operational efficiency. Moreover, the fact that, availability of skilled labor is becoming an issue of concern and process of hiring, training and retaining such employees involves high cost, further aids the adoption of inspection robots in order to achieve a higher profit margin.

Market Synopsis

Inspection Robots Market

With Operational Costs Cutting Deep Into Profits, Oil and Gas Companies Are Adopting Automation Technology

End-user industries such as automotive and food & beverages across the world in order to maintain operational efficiency are opting for automation of critical applications. Earlier, the tasks that were carried out through manual inspection are increasingly inspected through robotic inspections. For instance, industries such as petrochemical, oil & gas and food & beverages are extensively deploying inspection robots in order to improve detection and minimizing of anomalies and deviations in the existing processes. Therefore, to facilitate smooth and efficient processes and ensure products to meet quality standards, the demand for inspection robots expected to remain high in the years to come.

In 2017, the oil & gas segment led the overall inspection robots market worldwide, contributing to more than 50% of the overall market value in 2017. The inspection of critical components such as pipes, reactors, columns, pressure vessels, tank boilers is of prime importance in the oil and gas industry. The application of inspection robots in the oil and gas industry has brought considerable improvements in monitoring the condition of key components. In the oil and gas industry, each structure over the period of its operational life is exposed to harsh environments, such as high pressure, extreme temperatures and corrosive chemicals thus becoming prone to heavy wear and tear. This in turn might cause cracks, leakages and dents. Thus, the function of inspection robots in this context becomes immensely important in order to avert any disasters that may occur otherwise.

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Increasing Focus towards Inspection of Critical Components across Industries in North America to Drive Demand In The Region

The global inspection robots market is dominated by North America accounting for more than 30% of the overall market value in 2017. The region is further expected to continue its dominance throughout the forecast period. One of the most prominent factors aiding the demand for inspection robots in the region can be attributed to its high adoption across end-use industries such as oil & gas, petrochemical and utilities industry.  Moreover, the fact that the oil and gas industry is expected to recover in near future will further influence the demand for inspection robots in the region.

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R&D Activities Directed Towards Product Enhancements

Research and development is one of the most common strategies amongst players in the inspection robots market. These research and development activities are directed towards improving the existing products and developing new robots with enhanced functionalities and improved efficiency. For instance, recently, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation introduced a 19.9 mm thin inspection robot capable of inspecting power generators. The small size of the robot enables it to pass through the narrow gap between stator and the rotor, thereby eliminating the need to remove the rotor. The robot greatly improves the reliability and reduces cost and time of inspections. Similarly, in March 2018, Hydro-Québec unveiled a functional prototype of its power line inspection robots, the LineRanger. The new robot facilitates efficient inspection of conductor bundles on high-voltage transmission lines.

Inspection Robots Market

Historical & Forecast Period

2016 – Historical Year

2017 – Base Year

2018-2026 – Forecast Period

This research report presents the analysis of each segment from 2016 to 2026 considering 2017 as the base year for the research. Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) for each respective segments are calculated for the forecast period from 2018 to 2026.

Report Scope by Segments

The report elucidates the detailed outline of global inspection robots market by categorizing the market in terms of type, end-use industry and geography.

Type (2016–2026; US$ Mn)

  • Autonomous
  • Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs)

End-use Industry (2016–2026; US$ Mn)

  • Oil & Gas
  • Petrochemicals
  • Utilities
  • Food & Beverages
  • Automotive

Geography Segment (2016–2026; US$ Mn)

  • North America
    • United States
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • United Kingdom
    • Germany
    • France
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific (APAC)
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Rest of APAC
  • Rest of the World (RoW)
    • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
    • Latin America

Inspection Robots Market

Key players profiled in the report include General Electric Company, Aetos Group, Inuktun Services Ltd., Honeybee Robotics, Universal Robots A/S, Genesis Systems Group, Alstom Inspection Robotics, JH Robotics, Inc., LEO Robotics and Superdroid Robots, Inc. among others.

Key questions answered in this report

  • What was the global market size in 2017 and forecast for 2026?
  • What are the current market trends in the inspection robots market?
  • What are the various valuable opportunities for the players?
  • Which are the best-selling inspection robot brands?
  • Which is the largest regional market for inspection robots?
  • Which region expected to be the fastest growing and why?
  • What are new products launched by the leading inspection robot manufacturers?
  • What are the key strategies adopted by the leading players in market?
  • What are the technological trends existing in the market?

Chapter 1 Preface
1.1 Report Description
1.1.1 Purpose of the Report
1.1.2 Target Audience
1.1.3 USP and Key Offerings
1.2 Research Scope
1.3 Market Segmentation
1.4 Research Methodology
1.4.1 Phase I – Secondary Research
1.4.2 Phase II – Primary Research
1.4.3 Phase III – Expert Panel Review
1.4.4 Assumptions
1.4.5 Approach Adopted

Chapter 2 Executive Summary
2.1 Market Snapshot: Global Inspection Robots Market
2.2 Global Inspection Robots Market, By Type, 2017
2.3 Global Inspection Robots Market, By End-use Industry, 2017
2.4 Global Inspection Robots Market, By Geography, 2017

Chapter 3 Market Dynamics
3.1 Market Overview
3.1.1 Global Inspection Robots Market Value, 2016 – 2026
3.2 Market Drivers
3.3 Market Challenges
3.3.1 Impact Analysis of Drivers and Restraints
3.4 Key Market Trends and Future Outlook
3.5 Attractive Investment Proposition, by Geography
3.6 Competitive Analysis
3.6.1 Market Positioning of Key Players
3.6.2 Key Strategies Adopted by the Leading Players

Chapter 4 Global Inspection Robots Market Analysis, By Type, 2016 – 2026
4.1 Overview
4.2 Autonomous
4.3 Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs)

Chapter 5 Global Inspection Robots Market Analysis, By End-use Industry, 2016 – 2026
5.1 Overview
5.2 Oil & Gas
5.3 Petrochemicals
5.4 Utilities
5.5 Food and Beverages
5.6 Automotive

Chapter 6 North America Inspection Robots Market Analysis, 2016 – 2026
6.1 Overview
6.2 North America Inspection Robots Market Analysis, By Type, 2016 – 2026
6.2.1 Market Analysis
6.3 North America Inspection Robots Market Analysis, By End-use Industry, 2016 – 2026
6.3.1 Market Analysis
6.4 North America Inspection Robots Market Analysis, By Country, 2016 – 2026
6.4.1 U.S.
6.4.2 Canada

Chapter 7 Europe Inspection Robots Market Analysis, 2016 – 2026
7.1 Overview
7.2 Europe Inspection Robots Market Analysis, By Type, 2016 – 2026
7.2.1 Market Analysis
7.3 Europe Inspection Robots Market Analysis, By End-use Industry, 2016 – 2026
7.3.1 Market Analysis
7.4 Europe Inspection Robots Market Analysis, By Region/Country, 2016 – 2026
7.4.1 U.K.
7.4.1 Germany
7.4.2 France
7.4.3 Rest of Europe

Chapter 8 Asia Pacific Inspection Robots Market Analysis, 2016 – 2026
8.1 Overview
8.2 Asia Pacific Inspection Robots Market Analysis, By Type, 2016 – 2026
8.2.1 Market Analysis
8.3 Asia Pacific Inspection Robots Market Analysis, By End-use Industry, 2016 – 2026
8.3.1 Market Analysis
8.4 Asia Pacific Inspection Robots Market Analysis, By Region/Country, 2016 – 2026
8.4.1 China
8.4.2 Japan
8.4.3 India
8.4.4 Rest of Asia Pacific

Chapter 9 Rest of the World (RoW) Inspection Robots Market Analysis, 2016 – 2026
9.1 Overview
9.2 RoW Inspection Robots Market Analysis, By Type, 2016 – 2026
9.2.1 Market Analysis
9.3 RoW Inspection Robots Market Analysis, By End-use Industry, 2016 – 2026
9.3.1 Market Analysis
9.4 RoW Inspection Robots Market Analysis, By Country, 2016 – 2026
9.4.1 Middle East & Africa (MEA)
9.4.2 Latin America

Chapter 10 Company Profiles
10.1 General Electric Company
10.2 Aetos Group
10.3 Inuktun Services Ltd.
10.4 Honeybee Robotics
10.5 Universal Robots A/S
10.6 Genesis Systems Group
10.7 Alstom Inspection Robotics
10.8 JH Robotics, Inc.
10.9 LEO Robotics
10.10 Superdroid Robots, Inc.

FIG. 1 Global Inspection Robots: Market Segmentation
FIG. 2 Global Inspection Robots Market: Research Methodology
FIG. 3 Top-Down and Bottom Up Approach
FIG. 4 Global Inspection Robots Market, By Type, 2017 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 5 Global Inspection Robots Market, By End-use Industry, 2017 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 6 Global Inspection Robots Market, By Geography, 2017 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 7 Global Inspection Robots Market Value, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
FIG. 8 Attractive Investment Proposition, by Geography
FIG. 9 Market Positioning of Key Inspection Robot Manufacturers, 2017
FIG. 10 Global Inspection Robots Market Value Contribution, By Type, 2017 & 2026 (%)
FIG. 11 Global ROVs Inspection Robots Market Value, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
FIG. 12 Global Autonomous Inspection Robots Market Value, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
FIG. 13 Global Inspection Robots Market Value Contribution, By End-use Industry, 2017 & 2026 (%)
FIG. 14 Global Inspection Robots Market Value from Oil & Gas Industry, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
FIG. 15 Global Inspection Robots Market Value from Petrochemicals, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
FIG. 16 Global Inspection Robots Market Value from Utilities, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
FIG. 17 Global Inspection Robots Market Value from Food & Beverage, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
FIG. 18 Global Inspection Robots Market Value from Automotive, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
FIG. 19 North America Inspection Robots Market Value, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
FIG. 20 Europe Inspection Robots Market Value, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
FIG. 21 Asia Pacific Inspection Robots Market Value, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
FIG. 22 RoW Inspection Robots Market Value, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)

TABLE 1 Market Snapshot: Global Inspection Robots Market
TABLE 2 Impact Indicators
TABLE 3 Impact Analysis of Drivers and Restraints
TABLE 4 North America Inspection Robots Market Value, By Type, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 5 North America Inspection Robots Market Value, By End-use Industry, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 6 North America Inspection Robots Market Value, By Country, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 7 Europe Inspection Robots Market Value, By Type, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 8 Europe Inspection Robots Market Value, By End-use Industry, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 9 Europe Inspection Robots Market Value, By Region/Country, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 10 Asia Pacific Inspection Robots Market Value, By Type, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 11 Asia Pacific Inspection Robots Market Value, By End-use Industry, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 12 Asia Pacific Inspection Robots Market Value, By Region/Country, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 13 RoW Inspection Robots Market Value, By Type, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 14 RoW Inspection Robots Market Value, By End-use Industry, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 15 RoW Inspection Robots Market Value, By Region, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 16 General Electric Company: Company Snapshot (Company Details, Geographical Presence, Product Portfolio, Recent Developments)
TABLE 17 Aetos Group: Company Snapshot (Company Details, Geographical Presence, Product Portfolio, Recent Developments)
TABLE 18 Inuktun Services Ltd.: Company Snapshot (Company Details, Geographical Presence, Product Portfolio, Recent Developments)
TABLE 19 Honeybee Robotics: Company Snapshot (Company Details, Geographical Presence, Product Portfolio, Recent Developments)
TABLE 20 Universal Robots A/S: Company Snapshot (Company Details, Geographical Presence, Product Portfolio, Recent Developments)
TABLE 21 Genesis Systems Group: Company Snapshot (Company Details, Geographical Presence, Product Portfolio, Recent Developments)
TABLE 22 Alstom Inspection Robotics: Company Snapshot (Company Details, Geographical Presence, Product Portfolio, Recent Developments)
TABLE 23 JH Robotics, Inc.: Company Snapshot (Company Details, Geographical Presence, Product Portfolio, Recent Developments)
TABLE 24 LEO Robotics: Company Snapshot (Company Details, Geographical Presence, Product Portfolio, Recent Developments)
TABLE 25 Superdroid Robots, Inc.: Company Snapshot (Company Details, Geographical Presence, Product Portfolio, Recent Developments)

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